Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Turkey Time from Craft Goodies!

Hi there happy crafters! And happy November to you all.
Can you believe we're already half way through the month, where does the time go? Life has been super crazy busy here at the Craft Goodies household but that doesn't mean we can't find a little time for a fun WYLTC project.
I got to pick the theme this month so as an avid lover of all things holiday, I went with "Thanksgiving Décor". And this little cutie is what came from it...
Sorry for the phone picture...once again, the camera is missing!
I wanted a fun turkey to add to my entry table. I found a great piece of clipart and went from there. I drew out the pattern for the turkey. Cut the body and feet from 3/4 inch MDF, the feathers, head and beak from 1/4 inch MDF. His skinny little legs are 3/4 inch dowels.
I painted each piece and then beveled the edges with the band saw. I love this look--kind of chippy and layered.
He looked great on his own, but the pumpkins put me over the moon!
They too are 3/4 inch MDF so they are good and sturdy. I followed the same process, drew out the patterns, painted, and then hit the band saw. {I did run a piece of sand paper over the edges to remove a few stubborn pieces of sawdust.} Then just glued them together, added a little raffia and BOOM! My little pumpkin patch was done.

My entry way is so much more fun and festive now. And most important, my kiddos think it's pretty cool--it's always nice when my toughest critics are well pleased!
And speaking of pleased, I'm pleased to remind you that the other WYLTC ladies will be sharing their Thanksgiving Décor pieces with you through out the rest of the week so stay tuned for some sure to be inspiring ideas cause these ladies are AWESOME!

Until then, happy Crafting to you all-




Krystie said...

Awe, this guy is so adorable!

Nicole@CraftySisters-nc said...

So cute Wendy! I finally got my turkey done today! Thanks for the great inspiration!:)

Valerie said...

He's adorable!

Krystal said...

So cute!!! I love the little feathers sticking out of his head! And the pumpkins are adorable too! Great job!

Melinda said...

What a cutie!!!

Bree said...

Love him! Would you mind sharing where you found your clip art?

Wendy Gardiner said...

Bree...I found it by google searching turkey digital clip art.
The site is dollargraphicsdepot.com and the image is Thanksgiving Turkeys 2

Hope that helps!